I hope all your Christmas & Yuletide jollifications went well, and you had a great and relaxing time with family and friends.
I confess to being very remiss about blogging for the last month, Alas, Christmas caught up with me….. did I make all my cards……… well no, I have to confess that I didn’t; some, but not all – ah the best laid plans of mice and men!, and so here we start a brand new year, and I promise to try to do better! I had an idea to use up some random papers that I had in my bits box – they were papers that I wasn’t too enthusiastic about – and let’s face it, we all have them! …… by stamping with Versamark ink and embossing with clear embossing powder, then covering/colouring the paper with a dark colour of distress ink, finally wipe the surface with kitchen towel to remove any trace of ink from the embossed image…. and hey presto! you have a transformed paper……… open design stamps work best…. but as at this point [along with most of the rest of the country I should think] I cannot see a single green bush or plant in my garden, being that it’s all buried under 8” of snow, I thought these lovely flower and leaf stamps from The Artistic Stamper would cheer my day! [The punch border is from Stampin Up, I have a very good friend Nicky who is an agent.... she has some really great ideas.... check out her website http://www.kilncards.co.uk/ ], and the flowers were some Prima flowers.... which I have loads of - they are just sooooooo fabulous! For the red & pink card…. I’ve used some of THE most gorgeous natural silk paper, as a backing, it was given to me by one of my Adult Education students, in the form of a sample wedding invitation from India… it was almost sacrilegious to cut it up - but I think it was worth it!
So, two cards – variations on a theme……… I do love ‘quotes’ and ‘sayings’ to put onto cards,and I trawl the web [don’cha just love the internet?!] for poems and sayings. Hope you like…… have a go……. each and every card is going to come out differently…. would be good to make as an embellishment for a scrapbook page too!